Happy Monday. “For who hath despised the day of small things…” Zechariah 4:10
Haven’t we all felt “little,” that our lives are insignificant, at some time?
My daughter Becky sent me the following and it encouraged me. As aging creeps up, I feel I can’t make a difference as I once could.
Naval Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, gave the commencement address recently at the University of Texas in Austen.
He specifically mentioned, “Make your bed.”
Continuing, he said that the instructors who teach Navy Seals regularly each morning inspect beds to see if they are made tightly, correctly.
A mundane task? To be sure, but there is wisdom in that routine.
At the end of the day, that one task will have turned into many. It reinforces the fact that little things do matter.
And if, by chance, you have a miserable day, you return to a bed you made well, and that bed encourages you that tomorrow will be better.
“Do you want to change the world?” he asked. “Start by making your bed.”
Another wise man said this: “A person who will not take care of the little things will not take care of big things, for big things are but an accumulation of little things.” –Dr. Jack Hyles
What’s in your hand? Give it! It’s greater than you think.